Fifteen-year Feasterville resident Carlos Rodriguez was appointed to Neshaminy School District’s board of school directors during a special meeting earlier this month.
Rodriguez, whose daughter attends Poquessing Middle School, will fill the Region 1 seat until December 2023, after the next election, in which he intends to campaign.
During the meeting, the board voted 6-2 to have Rodriguez join its ranks. He fills the vacant seat of Stephen Linden, who was appointed in May to fill the seat of longtime member Stephen Pirritano. However, Linden had to resign in September after unexpectedly moving out of the district.
Board vice president Tina Hollenbach said at the time, “He did not want to resign. He was very much enjoying his tenure on the board and very much looked forward to finishing out the term.”
Three candidates applied to fill the seat. In addition to Rodriguez, they were Langhorne’s Joshua Fineberg, director of student services for a charter organization in Philadelphia, and Dr. Tricia Loehrig, a Feasterville resident and family practice physician.
Rodriguez, who was sworn in by Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Denise Bowman, has served as director of security at Salus University for the past 15 years.
He said he’s eager to learn the views and challenges of his new school board peers, as well as work with the parents and students of Region 1.
“I understand that this will not be an easy task, but I am capable and willing to accept the challenge,” said Rodriguez.
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